34points

Capresso EC Pro

52points

Gaggia Classic

Capresso EC Pro
Comparison winner
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43 facts in comparison

Capresso EC Pro vs Gaggia Classic

Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic

Why is Capresso EC Pro better than Gaggia Classic?

  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • 3.86kg lighter
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    5.22kgvs9.07kg
  • 68.7mm shorter
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    292mmvs360.7mm
  • 6.83% less body volume
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    16478.73cm³vs17685.9cm³

Why is Gaggia Classic better than Capresso EC Pro?

  • Has a 58mm portafilter
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  • Has dry puck feature
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  • Has a 3-way valve
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  • 1 years more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2 yearsvs1 years
  • 36.7mm thinner
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    241.3mmvs278mm

Price comparison

Gaggia Classic

ProductStorePrice
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
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$457
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia RI9380/52 Classic Pro 30th Annive...Gaggia RI9380/52 Classic Pro 30th Anniversary Special Edition Espresso Machine, Limited Edition
amazon logo
$558
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder ...Gaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder with double 14g. pressurized basket (21000491) & Spout
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$49
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia Classic Steam Valve
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$55

General info

1.weight

5.22kg

9.07kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.warranty period

1 years

2 years

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3.thickness

278mm

241.3mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.watts per litre

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Capresso EC Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

Generally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.
5.height

292mm

360.7mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

16478.73cm³

17685.9cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
7.width

203mm

203.2mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Uses ground coffee
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

Components

1.Has a pressure gauge
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
2.Has a 58mm portafilter
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
3.Has a steam wand
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
4.Has a commercial steam wand
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
5.Uses E61 brew group
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
The E61 brew group is the industry standard brew group for espresso machines, which delivers consistent, stable heat in order to help pull the perfect espresso.
6.Uses E61 group head
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
An E61 group head provides excellent temperature stability, a key aspect of producing great espresso. It also has the benefit of a passive pre-infusion feature.
7.Has an integrated grinder
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
8.bean hopper capacity

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Capresso EC Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

A bigger bean hopper means that you have to refill it less often.
9.Has a display
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
2.Has PID controller
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
3.Has a removable water tank
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
4.Has integrated filter
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
5.Has direct water connection
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
6.Has a hot water outlet
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
7.water tank capacity

1.25l

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
8.boiler size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Capresso EC Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Has dry puck feature
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
2.Has cleaning alert
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
3.Indicates when drip tray is full
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
4.Has sleep mode
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
5.Prevents overheating
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Has a pre-infusion function
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
4.programmable buttons

0

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
5.Has a shot timer
Capresso EC Pro
Gaggia Classic
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
6.number of grind settings

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Capresso EC Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gaggia Classic)

A higher number of grind settings gives you more flexibility when choosing the fineness of your ground coffee. The particle size is important as a grind which is too coarse can produce weak tasting espresso, whereas a grind which is too fine can lead to a bitter taste.

Price comparison

Gaggia Classic

ProductStorePrice
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Ma...Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel
amazon logo
$457
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia RI9380/52 Classic Pro 30th Annive...Gaggia RI9380/52 Classic Pro 30th Anniversary Special Edition Espresso Machine, Limited Edition
amazon logo
$558
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder ...Gaggia Classic Portafilter Filterholder with double 14g. pressurized basket (21000491) & Spout
amazon logo
$49
Gaggia Classic amazonGaggia Classic Steam Valve
amazon logo
$55

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